"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Burra Sound

Burra Sound is a water feature off the coast of Orkney, Scotland.

It is listed under Straits and Narrows: Sound

Local authority: Orkney Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: HY243058

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Things to see and do near Burra Sound

  • The Pier Arts Centre (2m)
  • Stromness Museum (2m)
  • Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum (7m)
  • Skaill House (8m)
  • Skara Brae and Skaill House (8m)
  • Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (8m)
  • Corrigal Farm Museum (8m)

Tourist Information

Visitor Information Centre
Ferry Terminal Building
Pier Head
Highlands and Islands
KW16 3BH

Phone 01856 872 856
Email info@visitscotland.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 21 March


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 96%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 96%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
05:07 GMT
High Tide
11:30 GMT
Low Tide
17:32 GMT
High Tide
23:59 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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